Wachovia Corporation

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Wee-Bag-It In Brickell: On-the-Go Healthy

    There are plenty of edgy things happening at the Four Seasons Hotel besides Edge Steak & Bar. On the second floor is a hidden lunch gem with an owner just as edgy as the menu he puts out daily. Chef-owner William Hegemann is always in his chef whites, staying true to his Chaîne des Rôtisseurs stam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Blogger Mike Hatami Helps Take Down Ghost Boat Racket

    Ah, there is nothing quite like a scam perpetrated in Miami. Just about any racket can thrive in this sunny place for shady people. All it takes is a little moxie and a whole lot of deviousness. The latest example involves four locals who suckered 11 banks and two credit unions, including Miami-base ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Wells Fargo Laid Off 258 Employees in Doral, Released Report Saying Jobs in South Florida Are on the Rise

    ​Yesterday, Wells Fargo laid off 258 employees at a call center in Doral. But fear not, former Wells Fargo workers! Today, Wells Fargo released a report saying South Florida will help lead the state in job growth over the next year. Just apparently not the call-center jobs at Wells Fargo.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Here's A Copy Of The $200,000 Check Made Out To Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito

    ​When a royal brouhaha erupted last week over Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito's allegations that city officials offered him a "bribe" to resign, Riptide filed a Freedom of Information Act request for a copy the infamous $200,000 check.Well, the check just landed in our inbox. It shows that Mayo ... More >>

  • News

    April 21, 2011
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    April 5, 2011

    Wachovia Now Off the Hook for Laundering Mexican Drug Money

    Off the hook for millions in money laundering.​Happy Anniversary, Wachovia!A year after the bank admitted to laundering hundreds of millions in Mexican drug money -- and paying $160 million in fines and penalties -- the company is now off the hook for further punishment.According to the British pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Hialeah Man's $40 million Ponzi Scheme Nets More Arrests

    Julio Robaina​Nine more individuals have been criminally charged in the ongoing federal investigation into a $40 million ponzi scheme in Hialeah. The arrests come in the wake of news reports that the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service are investigating Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina for alleged loa ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2010
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    October 11, 2010

    South Beach's Dumbest Bank Robbers Foiled by Sleeping Getaway Driver

    You've been hit by, you've been struck by a dumb criminal​Bank robbery is not a dumb man's game. With high-tech security and cunning police, there's little room for amateurish. Even if you do manage to make off with some loot, you better have a good get away plan. That usually involves making sure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Man Shot at Miami Lakes Home, Body Discovered by His Brother

    A man, identified by a neighbor as "Enrique" and possibly in his 40s, was shot to death by robbers in Miami Lakes last night. The murder took place around 7 p.m. near the Palmetto Expressway and NW 67th Avenue.When the man arrived home, two men were waiting near his house and demanded something. The ... More >>

  • News

    April 15, 2010
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    April 15, 2010
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    April 12, 2010

    Black-Owned Miami Beach Hotel Goes Belly Up

    The Royal Palm Hotel will be sold in a public auction in May.​The Royal Palm Hotel on 16th Street and Collins Avenue was supposed to be a beacon of atonement for Miami-Dade County's racist past.In 1989, county officials snubbed South African leader Nelson Mandela when he visited Miami. African Ame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Miami's Top Five Missed Connections Reveal Pick-Up Lines, Gold Diggers, and Fetishes

    seeminglee / CC BY-SA 2.0​In the spirit of our upcoming "Best of Miami" issue, we assembled a list of the best missed connections from the month of March. A big thanks to Craigslist for schooling us on one of the best pick-up lines we've heard in a long, long while.1. With the toe compliment and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Wachovia Admits It Laundered Millions in Mexican Drug Cash

    Wachovia bank executives have admitted that the banking giant laundered millions of dollars for Mexican drug lords between 2003 and 2008, prosecutors announced in Miami this afternoon. DEA photo via Wikimedia Commons​The bank has promised to pay $160 million in fines and penalties and to set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Carlos Migoya, Former Wachovia Exec, To Be Named Interim City Manager

    via City of Miami Former City Manager Pete Herandez handed in his resignation on Friday. Bank exec Carlos Migoya will be announced as his replacement this afternoon.​Mayor Tomas Regalado will name Carlos Migoya, a former Wachovia Bank president and Autonation executive, as interim city mana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Wachovia Robber Caught on Tape

    Around 11:20 this morning, a slim black man -- about six-foot-one and wearing camouflage pants, a yellow shirt, and a black skull cap -- walked into the Wachovia Bank at 160 SW Eighth St. He waited patiently in line, and when he got to a teller, he handed her a note demanding cash. Police aren't say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Report: Floridians Hit Hard by Recession; Lost $1.2 Trillion in Household Wealth

    via Josie B's flickrIt's hard to illustrate these type stories, but this seems appropriately depressing. It's more of a mood pic. Well, your bank account may already know this, but a new Wachovia report says that Florida was hit the hardest by the recession. Here's your depressing factoids ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Midtown Miami is a Sad Reminder of Crappy Economy

    via Shop Midtown When the mega complex of Midtown Miami opened many worried it would stymie the growth of Wynwood's art scene. How are artists supposed to meditate on all the darkness in the world when there's a deal on 2 for 1 tube socks just a few block away? Well, two years latter the creativity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    News Roundup

    Truth time: setting straight all the lies and misleading logic used in last night's debate. [Washington Times] Wachovia is selling itself to Wells Fargo. It seems like I don't need to make that bank run after all. [NY Times] There are all these nasty, nasty rumors (on the Internets? Yes, on the Inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Bailout Fails Again

    This whole bailout thing failed again! I just admitted I don't have enough business sense to properly judge the outcome of a cheerios restaurant let alone pass any informed judgments on something this large (I have all my money, all $5, invested in a Beanie Baby collection. Actually it's at Wachov ... More >>

  • News

    February 14, 2008

    Rappers' Slight

    Flo Rida and Missy Elliott at Sunset Place?

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    May 10, 2007

    Hecho en Miami

    They look, smell and smoke like Cubans. So why not sell 'em that way?

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    April 12, 2007

    Good, Sweaty Fun

    For participants and spectators

  • Dining

    November 2, 2006

    Luna Rocks

    For reasonable Italian food with stellar service, the Billantes can’t be beat

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    August 31, 2006

    The Drinks Are Stronger

    And the lights are brighter there

  • News

    August 31, 2006

    Whisper Campaign

    Who is Plus: Timoney drinks.

  • News

    July 15, 2004

    Down in Flames

    Miami's business leaders vowed to yank MIA from the clutches of politicians, but the politicians yanked back

  • Dining

    October 23, 2003

    Season Opener: A Double-Header

    In general Miami Spice heated up late-summer dining